Karimi, "Examination with two types of Semmes Weinstein monofilaments
as screening tools for diabetic peripheral neuropathy," Iran Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Others, like blue, may become more invisible like clear monofilament
. But if you're really looking for the ultimate in invisible lines, it seems the new fluorocarbon lines are the way to go, due to their excellent light refraction properties.
Touch sensibility was tested with a standard set of five coloured Semmes--Weinstein monofilaments
(MF) as described by Bell Krotoski.
Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment explained that the diversity of applications for tapes and monofilament
yarns are currently making the Chemnitz-based Oerlikon Barmag technologies very attractive for our customers.
The researchers noted that while 15 years ago monofilament
dominated the market, the scene has shifted dramatically.
In fact, relying on the monofilament
alone to screen patients for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) will miss all but the most severe, advanced cases, Dr.
In a second study, published as an abstract for the 2008 American Diabetes Association's annual scientific sessions, 68% of 148 patients with CTF scores of 8 seconds or less had normal monofilament
were constructed in our laboratory using commercially available 25-lb "South Bend" brand high-knot-strength fishing line No.
Machine direction yarns in modern dryer fabric designs are predominantly flat monofilaments
. Flat yarns provide good contact with the paper web and improve aerodynamic properties of the fabric surface and cleanliness.
Patients able to feel both monofilaments
were considered normal (no neuropathy).
The project, supported by an unrestricted grant from Roche Diagnostics (maker of Accu-Check), is examining the feasibility of procedures that are associated with pharmacists' distribution of monofilaments
and related educational campaign materials to patients with diabetes.